The Cardinals have signed supplemental first-rounder Steve Bean, the 59th overall selection. The Rockwall (Texas) HS star has a strong arm and a promising lefthanded bat. He had committed to Texas.
Bean's bonus wasn't immediately available. The assigned value for the No. 59 pick is $870,600.
Update: Bean signed for $700,000.
Bean is the second of St. Louis' five selections before the second round to have turned pro, following St. Mary's third baseman Patrick Wisdom.